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Agriculture officer trapped by ACB for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

 Sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau today caught an Agriculture Officer red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a farmer in front of his office here.



Yavatmal: Sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau today caught an Agriculture Officer red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a farmer in front of his office here.

According to Dy SP Satish Deshmukh of Yavatmal ACB, accused Mahesh Kamalakarrao Sirdeshpande (37) attached to the District Superintendent Agriculture office demanded a sum of Rs 20,000 from the complainant for forwarding his proposal for subsidy on sprinkler sets and getting it sanctioned from the concerned authority and thereafter for issuing a cheque towards subsidy.

The complainant accepted the demand but later lodged a complaint with ACB

The ACB team laid a trap outside Mahesh's office here and sent the complainant to the accused with marked currency notes following which he was caught accepting the bribe amount and was subsequently arrested. 

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